|National origin||United States|
The Keystone-Loening K-84 Commuter was a single-engine closed cabin 4 place biplane amphibious flying boat built by Keystone-Loening. It was powered by a 300 hp Wright Whirlwind engine mounted between the wings with the propeller just ahead of the windscreen. It was first produced in 1929.
This airplane was featured as a model/bank by Texaco, #8 in a series "Wings of Texaco" of historic aircraft used by the company.
Keystone-Loening K-84, NC-63K c/n 305, "Kruzof" presently resides at Greg Herrick's Golden Wings Flying Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wing components are under restoration with the aircraft fuselage to follow. A second K-84, N374V c/n 313 "The Old Patches" is at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, in Anchorage, Alaska and is also under restoration.
Data from American airplanes: Keystone
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 3 passengers / 1,223 lb (555 kg)
- Length: 32 ft 5 in (9.88 m)
- Wingspan: 36 ft (11 m) (some sources 40 ft (12 m))
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-6-7 7-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 300 hp (220 kW) -330 hp (250 kW)
- Maximum speed: 115 mph (185 km/h; 100 kn)
- Cruise speed: 90 mph (78 kn; 145 km/h)
- Stall speed: 50 mph (43 kn; 80 km/h)
- Range: 506 mi; 815 km (440 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 12,000 ft (3,658 m)
- Eckland, K.O. (2008-08-15). "American airplanes: Keystone". Aerofiles.com. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
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- Photo of Keystone-Loening K-84
- "With The Sky Police", January 1932, Popular Mechanics article about the New York City Police Air Force and the Keystone-Loening Commuter in service at that time, photos page 26, 29 and 30.